Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Crafter's ADD

I'm wondering if you ever feel like you are a hopeless case. Do you wonder why on earth your husband still loves you, and why your friends haven't commited you yet? I am now convinced that I'm going through some sort of mid life crisis. Let's call it pre-menopausal crazy(maybe). Or, perhaps I'm just a very obsessive person that must always have something to obsess about; kind of like the "stages" I spoke of before in THIS post.

Well, last week I went nuts with the fabric flowers. I think I made dinner once, and my poor husband has to walk around all of my "stuff" in this already crowded house. However, I find myself getting so excited about every new fun crafy thing I run across as I blog surf that I just want to try it all!!!

So, I hope you have seen all the flowers I have posted before. Here is a new one:

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I'm so mad, because I made some more super cute ones that I sold and didn't take pictures of. :(

Then I went back to Hobby Lobby to get more fabric, but I just can't get it all done. Here comes the ADD.

Cut out shapes with new fabric

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Cut out more with more fabric

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Go to Hobby Lobby and cut out more


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As you can see, still getting nowhere, well, maybe a little somewhere.

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Find old clothes you never wear, pick some out for your thin friend and then dream about turning the rest into FLOWERS!

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Take a break and go to TJ MAXX buy a skirt! (must have flowers)


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Oh! Didn't that girl at Ruffles and Stuff have a super cute shirt she made? It was so simple, I bet I could make it! (even though I don't sew, but she makes me want to quit my job, move next door to her and sew ruffles all day!)
Let's try:

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Not great pictures, and it isn't finished yet, but I knew it was my first try with a shirt I was willing to "play" with.

OH! But let's not forget the super adorable wreath I began to work on before Easter:

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and please note that right in front of it there is wrap bracelet that I began before the wreath! And no, it isn't finished.

This is my work area:

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The sewing machine has to go on the kitchen table, so when it is time to eat it all get's shoved somewhere or lands in ... where can I put all this??

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Please remember I have at least 6 picture frames that need atention and the letters "CREATE" that I painted but have no where to go.

Mercy me, What IS wrong with me? Do I seriously need intervention? I want to send my boys camping for a week and get it all done. HA! Who am I kidding? Then I would have twice as many unfinished projects that I have found serfing in my "free time."

Need more retail therapy. Must but new $9.99 skirt at Ross which is right next to Hobby Lobby anyway.

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What else can I say?
Finished flower pictures coming soon.. But don't hold your breath!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

POTTERY BARN

I'm about to do something I have never done before. I'm going to link this post to a blog. I feel like such a big girl now. I hope it works!





OK,so here is the Pottery Barn Inspiration. Although, if you check out my earlier post when I made the oval plate, you will see that I made it first (inspired by other blog surfing) and then found the PB one. When I found it I decided to complete the look. I went searching for a rectangle plate, and found a $9 one at Wal-Mart.


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Here is my cheapper version:

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If I had a great camara it would look just as good!

At PB they are sold out. But I think they were about $50.
Mine were $16 (with the plate holders) plus the chalkboard paint which I have used for other stuff and will use again for other fun projects in the future.

Not Happy till May 1st

Anybody that knows me knows how much I HATE winter and cold weather. I probably am running a great risk in saying this but.. I even hate SNOw. Even though I have always loved Fall, I can hardly enjoy it anymore because it can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. This winter in particular just seemed colder, darker and longer. I have been "over it" since January. So, you can only imagine my joy and delight at the arrival of Spring weather. Oh, just the feeling of painting my toenails and wearing flip flops. A short sleeve shirt and, opening the windows!!!

Yesterday my son had his first soccer game of the season and I got burnt to a crisp (of course it was only one arm, or part of it rather, and half of my neck). Thank goodness that my friend Shay had sunblock and I put some on my flip flopped feet! Why didn't I put any anywhere else? Umm...
Yesterday afternoon I was actually giddy! So much so that I was up till 12:30 a.m. working on lunch for today and some pretty things in between as well of course.

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These are my pretty flowers I wore this morning to church with my spring HOT pink short sleeve cardigan.

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Here is my pretty banner that I made yesterday. Oh my goodness! Lessons of a newbie crafter: This is time consuming business! And these were just made with scrapbooking paper!

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And another. Can't see much of it, but trust me, it is adorable!


Anyway... Even though I consider myself a very positive person, and most people would say I am, I just won't find myself settled in the joys of warm weather till May 1st. many people have heard me say it lately. "I will not be happy till May 1st." The reason why is because April seems to always be such an unpredictable month! I call it the teaser month. We have even had the "S" word  in April which in this part of the country should just be against the law. The law should be that, after the high temperature during the day reaches 80, (which it did this weekend) it should NEVER be colder than 50 during the night or day again.

So, even though I am basking in the warmth of this beautiful spring weather, I will have to brace myself now for what we in East Tennessee call "blackberry winter". Sigh...

But something seems to happen on May 1st. The cold switch just gets turned off, and on we go to the better things in life. Warmth, strawberries, watermelon, peaches, tomatoes, vitamin D and lots of sweat! If only I lived on the coast I could add sand between the toes on my list.

Welcome to SPRING and enjoy the NEW LIFE that God has offered us not just every Spring, not just every May 1st, but every day of our life.
Have a blessed day and a Great Resurrection Sunday!!!!